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OFFSET is a 3 day creative conference held annually in Dublin’s Bord Gáis Energy Theatre. Every year the very best of Irish and International creative professionals come together for a weekend of presentations, lectures, interviews and discussions. We take multi-disciplinary approach to curating OFFSET and feature industry leaders from the worlds of graphic design, animation, illustration, advertising, film, fashion and more.

Our previous speakers feature incredibly talented practitioners such as Massimo & Lella Vignelli, Milton Glaser, Sir Peter Blake, Paula Scher, Louise Fili, Neville Brody, Vaughan Oliver, Dave McKean, Stefan Sagmeister & Jessica Walsh, droga5, David Carson, Erik Kessels/Kesselkrammer, Shepard Fairey/OBEY, Oliver Jeffers, Jon Burgerman, Mother, JR, Tara McPherson, , HORT, Maser, Marian Bantjes, PONY, James Jean, Seymour Chwast, Emily Forgot, Sarah Illenberger and many, many more.

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The main stage is overflowing with insightful, original thinking. Our speakers demonstrate their vision and prowess to creatively drive everything from huge global campaigns to awe inspiring personal projects. Since its inception in 2009, OFFSET has risen to become one of the world's most distinguished creative events in the world attracting 2,500 attendees for its 2014 event.

Originally set up by Bren Byrne, Richard Seabrooke and Peter O’Dwyer, OFFSET is now run by Ways & Means under the creative direction of Bren Byrne and Lisa Haran.

WHY COME?

Here are 10 reasons.

1. Inspiration.

Energy and Motivation.

We want you to come away from OFFSET full of inspiration and motivation to design, create and build the next big thing. Our speakers will expose you to new ways of thinking by showcasing some of the most original work around.

2. Education.

Learn from the Best Creatives in the World.

Whether they’re up on the main stage or sitting right next to you, coming to OFFSET will give you access to innovative and groundbreaking artists and designers all in one room. You’ll learn from industry leaders and gather practical knowledge and creative inspiration that will stay with you for years to come.

3. Interviews.

The Second Room.

The intimate surroundings of the Second Room allow you to get a little closer to some of the legendary speakers, who will give interviews, answer your questions and contribute to debates on the topics that are at the heart of the creative agenda.

4. Socialise.

Meet the Speakers.

There are no VIP areas or green rooms at OFFSET. Our speakers watch from the main auditorium, hang about in the foyer and come to the pub and the parties. This allows everyone to socialise freely and settle in for three days of inspiration.

5. Connect

Be surrounded by your people.

It’s not just our speakers that make OFFSET special. It’s the amazing atmosphere and character that the delegates themselves bring with them. Surrounded by like-minded people, you will have the opportunity to meet, talk and learn from one another.

6. Create.

Make Ideas Happen.

Learn all the things they didn’t teach you in school. The top class creatives will have overcome the same challenges that you’re facing so discover how to get noticed, to get ideas off the drawing board and that failing is a vital part of the process.

7. Events

Not Just a Conference.

There are a number of different events running throughout the city in the lead up to and during OFFSET. We partner with studios, galleries, collectives and businesses to showcase the best of what creativity has to offer.

8. Venue

Our home.

Since 2010, The Bord Gáís Energy Theatre has been more than just our venue, but also our home. Designed by Daniel Libeskind, the striking architecture and scale of the building matches our vision and ambition for OFFSET.

9. See

Dublin.

If you have some spare time over the jam packed OFFSET weekend, you may want to look around our fair city. A city famed for poets and scholars, a feast of history, traditions, gorgeous pubs, music and fun. Enjoy Dublin's many attractions and the famous welcomes of the Irish and the Dubliners.

10. Perspiration

Party.

Being inspired is hard work, but be sure to bring your dancing shoes for our amazing delegates party.

NEWS

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ARCHIVE.

The OFFSET Archive hosts over 100 hours of main stage presentations
and second room interviews and panel discussions from 2009 - 2015.

Featuring Kyle Cooper, Mother London, Droga 5, United Visual Artists, Drive,
Milton Glaser, Sir Peter Blake, Massimo & Lella Vignelli, Dave McKean, JR,
Stefan Sagmeisterr & Jessica Walsh, Shepard Fairey/OBEY and many many more.


View our full Vimeo Archive here.

PARTNERS.

Thanks for your support.

If your Brand is interested in being part of the OFFSET experience then please contact us by email for our Sponsors package.

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